It had been three weeks since Clark had run into Whitney and he
could not have been happier. He was getting ready for Whitney to
pick him up and then they were having dinner with Lex and Lois.
He could never hide anything from those two and they had picked
up on his improved mood. Neither of them knew he was dating Whitney,
the inscrutable former MVP QB. He could still remember the night
he asked Whitney to dress up for him. He had a thing for cowboys
since his assignment to cover the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
as the AP pool reporter. The men dressed in tight Wranglers and
dusty boots, the cowboy hats and the hard bodies had made Clark's
cock ache with desire. He found a bar that catered to gay cowboys
and he went home to Kansas a very satisfied young man.
Oh God did he want to reenact that night with a shirtless Whitney,
snug worn jeans hiding nothing, bare feet and that cowboy hat low,
hiding his eyes. He was amazed when Whitney imitated a Texas drawl
perfectly. That was the first night that Clark got fucked and he
loved it. He wanted to make both Lex and Lois jealous by dressing
Whitney in something tight and hot but the restaurant they were
going to had a dress code. He saw Whitney pull up to his apartment
complex. This was a weekend of firsts. First a dinner with his closest
friends and then going back to Smallville and spend the weekend
with his parents. Clark was nervous but Whitney was terrified. It
was abstract to him to be out but this made everything real. He
heard Whit knock on the door.
"Hey, sexy...nice suit."
"Thanks, um...I brought you flowers."
"Roses...well I didn't know you had such a romantic streak,
"Well, I know this is important to you and I want it to go
well. So, shall we go?"
Lex and Lois saw Clark walk in with a tall blond man. They were
expecting a woman and were instantly off balance. Lex noticed something
familiar about the man but could not placed it immediately.
"Hi, Lex Luthor, Lois Lane Luthor, I'd like you both to meet
Lex smiled and shook his hand, "Whitney, it has been a long
time I think I know why you retired now. Not that I'm complaining
because you kept the Sharks from the championship three straight
"You are the Whitney Fordman, the QB. My...nice taste Clark.
I know you knew him but not this well."
"Lois, this is a recent development, one that I am very happy
to have occurred. Shall we order a bottle of wine?"
Whitney and Clark walked into his house. Clark was happy dinner
went so well. Lex and Whit had discussed politics and history while
Lois and Clark fought about the Pulitzer Prize and which stories
should have won. In the end Lex was furious that the League had
forced Whitney to retire but Whit calmed him down and said that
it was all working out for the best. Lex made Clark promise that
they would have dinner at least once a month.
"Whit, are you okay?"
"Clark, I'm fine. I had fun and I did manage to relax. Now
I know what you saw...see in Lex, very complex and intriguing man."
"You intrigue me more. So shall we go upstairs, have some
fun, then leave for Smallville in the morning?"
"Good plan but do your parents know that you are bringing
a guy home? I picked up on the fact that Lex and Lois were expecting
you to bring a woman."
"It slipped my mind besides I like the shock value."
"Clark, call them and tell them."
"What is in it for me?"
"Me dressed in a cowboy hat and boots and nothing else."
He saw Clark's reaction. Clark really had a thing for cowboys.
Clark drove to Smallville, he knew Whitney was lost in memories
of the past. He had been back to bury his mom and that was it. He
had been in town for two days and left. He told Clark that it was
too painful, that he felt like a pariah. He had turned his back
and walked away. Clark went back as often as he could but he had
ties, Whitney didn't, not anymore.
"Clark...this is a huge step for me...I know your parents
"It will be fine. Mom and Dad know that I am bring home a
special friend to meet. That is what I told them the first time
to let them know I was coming to visit."
"Clark, you were supposed to tell them you are bringing home
"Mom asked me point blank last night why I was being gender
neutral so I said I had a male companion. She said she would warn
dad. It is okay Whitney."
Whitney had not expected the warm greeting he received from the
Kents. Martha kissed him and Jonathan gave him a big friendly hug.
Part of him wondered if they realized that he was their son's lover,
but the sleeping arrangements soon put all doubt to rest.
"Clark, why don't you two get settled in the guest room, it
has more room for two people." Martha said that and Clark and
Whitney both blushed. If they had not changed anything then Whit
knew that is was also the room furthest away from the master bedroom.
Jonathan pulled Whitney along with him inside, "So this is
the reason the best player in football called it quits?"
"Something like that, yeah."
"Are you happy?"
"Then it was worth it and your folks would be very proud.
Now are you two serious?"
"Mr. Kent, shouldn't you be asking Clark this?"
"Call me Jonathan and no, I'm asking you. He would not have
brought you here if he didn't think it was serious."
"Oh...yes sir, I am serious. Your son is the most amazing
person I've ever met or could hope to meet."
"Good answer, sit down and relax. You are one of the family.
Now how do you feel about kids?"
"I like them and I think clark would make an excellent parent."
"Okay, come and sit in the kitchen so Martha and I can give
you the third degree." Jonathan said that with a smile.
To Part Four, Closing Moment